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Old 02-20-2011, 09:32 PM   #1
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Overflow Location?

Im getting a 180 gallon tank built and was wondering where would be the best place to put the built in overflow.

i was thinking in one of the corners. but maybe the middle?

any pros and cons to each?
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Old 02-20-2011, 10:23 PM   #2
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Im getting a 180 gallon tank built and was wondering where would be the best place to put the built in overflow.

i was thinking in one of the corners. but maybe the middle?

any pros and cons to each?
Coast to coast? If so then middle.. If not then put it on the side IMO
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Middle is ugly. I prefer corner overflows. Leaves you more room to aquascape. A middle overflow just cuts your tank in half basically. Unless you are doing a coast to coast like stated above. Then yea, you do that on the back.
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whats a coast to coast?
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oh ok thanks.... i think im gonna have it centered on the left side of the tank. so i can have both sides viewable
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is one going to be enough for that tank? I would probably use atleast a 1.5" bulkhead for the drain on that tank if I was only going to have one.
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yeah its gonna be 1.5 inch inner diameter drain
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whats a coast to coast?
They are also called calfo overflows
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i would use a low profile overflow and drill the back of the tank towards the top, not the bottom. who is making the tank for you?
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